Previously Dead Island 2 was announced for release in Spring 2015 but after nearly seven months of silence the chances of Deep Silver actually hitting that release window were slim and today they have confirmed it.
Via Twitlonger, the publisher has announced that they were not able to meet the lofty goals they set for themselves and have decided to delay the game to 2016 in order to give the team more time to create the game they envisioned and the one they know fans want.
You can read their full statement about Deep Silver 2‘s delay below:
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We have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create the sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level. A game that takes what our fans tell us they love about Dead Island – multiple different characters to play with, co-op, and turning a paradise setting into a zombie slaughter melee – and a game that adds a ton more content and combat options on top of that.
And we wanted to have all of that that done for release in Spring 2015.
We have been looking at the game long and hard, and we have decided we didn’t reach that goal we set out to achieve quite yet. This is why we have decided to delay Dead Island 2 to 2016.
Right now we are focusing purely on development, and we will have more info to share at a later stage.
We know that our fans will be disappointed by this news, but by giving Dead Island 2 more time we are confident that everyone will get a better game to play as a result.
-Team Dead Island 2